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World Lockdown Protest: Riots in The Hague

05:10  22 june  2020
05:10  22 june  2020 Source:   dw.com

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Dozens of people have been arrested following scuffles with police during an unauthorized anti- lockdown protest in The Hague . Reports suggest roughly 200 people gathered in the Dutch city of The Hague on Tuesday for a demonstration against measures taken by the government to

There is a protest against the "New Normal", the lockdown , the 1,5-meter society, in The Hague . So we go on an excursion to look at what's happening.

Perhaps it would have been better if the Mayor of The Hague had stuck to his original decision against the rally. Because in the end it wasn't just a peaceful protest.

Mit Wasserwerfer gegen Demonstranten © picture-alliance / ANP / R. Van Lonkhuijsen With water cannon against demonstrators

There have been riots in protests against the corona restrictions in the Netherlands. According to the police, officers and mounted water cannons were used against the demonstrators in The Hague. Around 400 people were arrested, it said.

The demonstrators in the center of The Hague protested, among other things, against the 1.50 meter distance rule. Many of them held hands. The protest initially went peacefully, according to police, until football fans threw stones and bottles at the nearby train station against the officers.

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About 50 people protesting coronavirus lockdown restrictions were arrested in The Hague on Tuesday because they were not following guidelines that required

Dutch police deployed mounter officers and water cannons in The Hague on Sunday after clashes erupted following a protest against COVID-19 lockdown The protest against the government's handling of the health crisis had originally been banned by The Hague mayor Johan Remkes, over

A group encircled

The police said they tried to disperse the demonstrators. Numerous people who did not want to go despite the demonstration requirements therefore encircled her and arrested her. Five people were also arrested at the train station for throwing stones. Some of them were released until evening.

Mayor Johan Remkes initially prohibited the demonstration. The reason for this was not only the current Corona requirements, as reported by the Dutch news agency ANP. Remkes had already feared riots in advance because the authorities had received information that "troublemakers" wanted to take part in the demonstration. The mayor then allowed a rally for a limited time.

Less strict

The Dutch corona restrictions were less strict than in other European countries and have also been largely relaxed. Restaurants, cafés, cinemas and museums have been open since the beginning of June. According to official figures, there are 49,593 coronavirus infections and 6,090 deaths in the Netherlands.

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